Gov't Can't Hide EFF's Lawsuit Against AT&T Just Yet

from the but-there's-still-time dept

Both AT&T and the U.S. government have been working hard to get the EFF's lawsuit concerning passing info on to the NSA to disappear. However, their latest effort has failed, as a judge has refused a request to dismiss the case -- though AT&T can (and almost definitely will) still appeal. The judge's reasoning is interesting, claiming first that so much of the info concerning the case is already public, there's hardly an issue of secrecy. Of course, that may raise some questions about how that info became public. However, his second point is more interesting. AT&T's defense that they were "just following government orders" is not a valid one. That's something you would have thought was obvious these days, but it's nice to see it reinforced.

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    Sohrab, 21 Jul 2006 @ 12:24am

    how I cannot wait for this to come bite AT&T and the Government in the ass. Thanks for spying on us but I guess AT&T had to do it, I mean it was the government that let them have their Monopoly back right? They had to return the favor somehow.

    Also, whatever happened to this site? With all the BS 1st Post and 2nd Post crap and useless posting, it used to be nice to be able to talk about the topics.

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